Breaking! Iceland Foods Commits To Become 1st UK Supermarket To Remove Palm Oil From Its Private Label Products!

Iceland Foods has committed to becoming the first supermarket in the UK to remove palm oil from its private label products. The historic move is anticipated to be completed by the end of this year.

According to the company website, palm oil, which is one of the world’s largest contributors to deforestation and poses a significant threat to a number of species already facing extinction, is currently found in more than half of all supermarket products, from bread to biscuits and breakfast cereal to soap.

Iceland Food’s Managing Director, Richard Walker, visited Borneo to witness the palm oil devastation first hand and documented it on video.

“Until Iceland can guarantee palm oil is not causing rainforest destruction, we are simply saying ‘no to palm oil’. We don’t believe there is such a thing as ‘sustainable’ palm oil available to retailers, so we are giving consumers a choice about what they buy.”

Sadly, in Indonesia and Malaysia, where palm oil and wood pulp plantations are the biggest drivers of deforestation, the orangutan population has more than halved in the last 15 years and is now critically endangered with only 70,000 to 100,000 individuals remaining

“Palm oil is currently one of the most destructive forces against nature,” actor and animal conservationist Dan Richardson told WAN. “I am delighted to see Iceland Foods take this major step toward protecting orangutan and other species and I sincerely hope that this sets an example that other UK supermarkets will quickly follow.”

Please watch and share the video because Iceland Foods posted on its Facebook page that for every SHARE of this video it will donate £1 to International Animal Rescue to help save Borneo orangutans.


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